We offer the very best services in our field. We never settle for second best, and always have your satisfaction as our top priority. It’s who we have tried to be since 1948 and we are proud of it.
High Quality, Ethically Sourced Materials
Modern & Innovative Equipment
70+ years Of Experience
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
Our experience has taught us that one thing ultimately matters. Satisfying you.
Over 70 years after our initial start, with significant growth and clients including medical imaging companies, the entertainment industry, defense and more, Kreischer Optics has always been on the leading edge when it comes to precision optics. Innovations and continuous improvements in technology are what we understand. We pride ourselves at staying ahead of the technology curve by closely working with machine manufacturers. These relationships keep us at the forefront of optical design and manufacturing.
Our vision is to continue to utilize these technological advances to grow our product line.
Our vision is to continue to utilize these technological advances to grow our product line of transmission spheres and producing custom spheres, cylinders, aspheres and freeforms as well as provide calibration services, and test plates. At Kreischer Optics, we know that continued customer satisfaction is the key to our success. How can we best serve you today?
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Over 70 Years of Optical Innovation
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Began Kreischer Optics, Ltd., manufacturing test plates in a one room apartment in Evanston, Illinois in 1948.
In 1933, seventeen-year-old Emil Kreischer designed and constructed his own telescope, spending a grand total of $6 for various parts. He delighted in grinding the glass lens and developed an interest in optics. This interest drew him to work for Bell and Howell in the model shop during World War II. He then began Kreischer Optics, Ltd., manufacturing test plates in a one room apartment in Evanston, Illinois in 1948.
Spent over 30 years building the company to become one of the most respected and beloved manufacturers of custom glass lenses in the country.
Emil’s son, Cody Kreischer began young, mopping floors and cleaning his father’s shop in fifth grade, completed his Masters Degree at the University of Arizona’s Optical Sciences Center, then worked as a Senior Engineer at Recon Optical in Barrington, Illinois before taking over as President of Kreischer Optics, Ltd. in 1986. He designed a line of transmission spheres to fill in the gaps left behind by others on the market and spent over 30 years building the company to become one of the most respected and beloved manufacturers of custom glass lenses in the country.
2019 brought a renewed passion to Kreischer Optics when Barry Tyler came aboard as president of the company, bringing past experience from Satisloh and American-Photonics Co.
Together with Tina Miller Kreischer, who succeeded Cody as CEO, they worked to keep Kreischer Optics the preferred world leader, continuing the legacy of setting American standards high.
Acquired by Salvo Technologies
In April 2021, Kreischer Optics Ltd. was acquired by Florida-based Salvo Technologies Inc. Former Kreischer president Barry Tyler has been named the Director of Optical Fabrication Salvo Corporate and will continue to operate as president of Kreischer Optics Ltd, a division of Salvo Technologies Inc. A full newsletter covering the acquisition can be found on the Salvo Technologies website.